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Era of Independence and Democracy in Iraq
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The January 31st elections with its outcomes will undoubtedly give rise to determining events in the political equations of Iraq.
Numerous factors went hand in hand so that the provincial council elections would be held as the second test of democracy for building “new Iraq”. Contrary to the past, this time all the tribes and groups took part in this political process.
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Obama and Middle East: Fears & Hopes
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The US president defended his initiative to talk with Iran without any preconditions but the route to any probable reconciliation between Iran and the United States is a hard and dangerous one. Despite Obama’s willingness to talk with Iran, the viewpoints of his new intelligence and political team are not in the same line with the Iran policies announced by him.
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Iran-US Relations and Concerns of Arab States
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Some Arab states still favor continuation of strained ties between Tehran and Washington and are worried that the US president would keep his promise and open the doors of negotiations and understanding to Iran. Therefore, they are not unwilling to disturb this trend.
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Unclenched Fists; Iron Hands
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The first condition for unclenching clenched hands is friendly initiatives. In the absence of cooperative initiatives and without effective participation in the foreign policy domain it would not be possible to go through the critical conditions. Therefore, these fists will remain clenched as long as the US fails to benefit from its cooperative initiatives in reducing executive and operational threats against Iran.
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America, Obama and Iran
Sunday, February 1, 2009
By creating a powerful expert team, Iran can list its rightful demands and dues by relying on strong legal and historical documents in order to turn them into agenda in the future possible direct talks with the US. It is for the Iranian foreign diplomacy machine to skillfully manage this sensitive juncture in history of Iran-US relations.
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Wrong Strategy
Sunday, February 1, 2009
If the nuclear issue is their yardstick for diagnosing Iran’s troubling behavior, the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program has been verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. If the criterion for diagnosing troubling behavior is certain domestic American circles, many US behaviors in the world can be termed troubling.
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The Need for US to Change Image
Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Islamic Republic of Iran is the geopolitical heart of the Middle East and any security development in this region would be fruitless if it ignores the behavioral patterns and security policies of Iran. Therefore, Obama should use his resolve and initiative as president in connection with security and strategic issues and necessities of the United States. This also requires reconstruction of the communication pattern with Iran.
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Hamas and Israel: Who Won; Who Lost?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
With the announcement of a unilateral ceasefire by the Zionist regime and its acceptance by Hamas which ended the 22-day war in Gaza, both Israel and Hamas claim victory. But what is the reality surrounding this battle and its margins?
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Mr. Obama and Expectations of the Muslim World
Monday, January 26, 2009
In this positive climate that has begun with soft words on behalf of Obama and welcomed by the IRI, an opportunity has come up for dialogue and negotiations which could hopefully result in correction of the US policies in the region. Iran should not lose its special place in persuading Obama.
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First Test of Obama National Security Team
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Confidence building will not be possible through reconciliatory literature or diplomatic compliments. Confidence building will occur and be restored when there is a new balance in regional security structure. A climate of instability could not lead to regional stability.  
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